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Higashiyama Walking Course

Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Pretty walk in a beautiful town.

We did the Walking course the first afternoon we arrived in Takayama, and it was a great way to get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeremy M
via mobile
Scebic spots, but be sure to go earlier!

You will come across many shrines and nice architectures of various characters as you hike in this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Siem Reap
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Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
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“beautiful walk” (14 reviews)
“castle ruins” (16 reviews)
“walk takes” (5 reviews)
Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the Walking course the first afternoon we arrived in Takayama, and it was a great way to get a feel for the town. There were some really scenic moments, at the shrines and with the gravestones. We first started with a map, but...More

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You will come across many shrines and nice architectures of various characters as you hike in this trail. A pair of comfortable shoes will suffice. I would strongly recommend a toilet break prior to embarking this trail as toilets can be hard to find, if...More

Thank leezacch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided upon a whim to try the Higashiyama Walking trail, walking up after I visited the Miyagawa Morning Market. It's about a 1km walk to the Higashiyama Hakusan Shrine, which is along the walking trail. Along the trail you'll notice many tombstones and signage...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The course starts on the northern part of the old town and ended at the Park at the southern side of the old town. The paths take us to old eerie shrines of Takayama. Take heed of the route in the Dairyuji Park as the...More

Thank Erwin E
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Consider doing this walking course only if you've run out of things to do in takayama. The walking course brings you around temples (but by temple, is more of a shrine. Do not expect temples like Kyoto), and one actually walks past cemetery in the...More

Thank MMMKl
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This "walk" is actually a random-ish path through the town and surroundings of Takayama. One need not walk only along the marked path, you can just wander, which is the idea :-). It's a beautiful trail with peaceful shrines, romantic old ruins & buildings, a...More

Thank Ankur P
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The walk is a little bit outside the center so it isn’t too crowded. The road is easy to find and you get to see plenty of beautiful shrines. I really liked that a part of it goes through an area of houses and rice/vegetable...More

Thank Tonje D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were in takayama nov 8-10. The leaves were magnificent. We walked the entire trail plus wandered through endless paths in the park at the end. Do beautiful. Loved the slower pace after much sightseeing in larger cities.

Thank PlanningQueenfromUT
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We did this walk in October and the autumn leaves added great colour to the many shrines and temples dotted along the hillside.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this course. Walk in the hills outside of of the town. Nice trails to follow but could be better signed. I had to retrace my steps several times because I missed obscurely placed signs. But cemeteries, temples, castle ruins and parks are quite...More

Thank Eliot L
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2 April 2017|
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Response from Sara R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a great option. It is walking distance from major attractions and hotels downtown and rings the eastern hillside. It visits a variety of temples and begins (or ends, depending on the... More
Krisna P
26 March 2017|
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Response from PingAshlyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. i went in mid Oct and started the walk at 3pm.. as it was late autumn, sun sets around 4-4.30pm.. so I planned to start the walk from the Park (to make use of the daylight) and end of at the town (so even if it's dark... More
Krezna Rae P
19 December 2016|
Response from c2chen | Reviewed this property |
You can join the trail at any point at the rear of the old town. To walk the entire trail to up the castle ruins is around 4-5 kms of country terrain making up of small roads, foot path and pavements. Since it is a circuit... More